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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son can help Lufax fend off peer pressure

6. December 2017 - 11:00
The presence of Softbank as a cornerstone investor should help assuage any nerves over China’s evolving regulatory approach to fintech companies

Memory of 6 December holds high political and mobilization potential

5. December 2017 - 23:39
If we take 6 December—the day Babri Masjid was demolished and B.R. Ambedkar’s death anniversary—as a symbol which brings back memories, can it help strengthen a political force? Is the potential still there?

Behind GDP data, some signs of concern

5. December 2017 - 23:00
The stressed balance sheets of banks and corporations continue to act as a drag on investment activity

The tasks for the 15th Finance Commission

5. December 2017 - 22:57
Strengthen cooperative federalism, improve the quality of public spending and help protect fiscal stability

Despite Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani is still in search of his imprint

5. December 2017 - 22:38
Mukesh Ambani seems to be searching something more to cement his life’s work, that ‘one superlative song, existence the price’

Unintended consequences of autonomous transportation

5. December 2017 - 20:50
Even though full level-5 autonomy is probably some years away, autonomous vehicles are now not just a probable future but an inevitable one

Access to internet

5. December 2017 - 19:31
Ease of use is a significant entry barrier to using smartphones, and Google’s latest India-focused offerings will support the government’s Digital India campaign

The need to rethink skilling India

5. December 2017 - 19:27
Skill training should be viewed as a complementary part of mainstream education, rather than being regarded as an inferior alternative

Revolutionizing the Indian housing dream

5. December 2017 - 19:26
For the ‘Housing For All by 2022’ programme to fructify, the entire housing ecosystem needs to be well developed and all stakeholders need a unified vision

Exports rebound needs structural repairs

5. December 2017 - 19:25
Improving competitiveness will also help manufacturers leverage India’s own big domestic market, currently serviced by imports

Artificial Intelligence isn’t a game changer yet

5. December 2017 - 19:23
AI and deep learning do not qualify as ‘intelligent’. They are based on the ‘brute force’ of computers and limited by the availability of training data

Is your SIP a speculative investment plan?

5. December 2017 - 12:27
In the longer term, equity remains the best asset class to be in, provided you remain invested when and during the market falls

Who’s afraid of the US Fed?

5. December 2017 - 3:29
Certainly not the financial markets, as is evident from the market optimism despite the US Federal Reserve starting to tighten its monetary policy

Decoding the imports surge post demonetisation

4. December 2017 - 20:58
We did not observe the evidence that imports rose because of broken domestic supply chains

The sustained case for an RBI rate cut

4. December 2017 - 20:55
RBI’s monetary policy committee should go for an interest rate cut as the persistence of the output gap is currently a bigger worry than inflation going out of control

The mirage of economic recovery

4. December 2017 - 20:24
The debate is not whether the Indian economy is recovering or nor but whether the recovery is a statistical artefact or a sign of sustained growth

Estonia has lessons for India’s digital economy

4. December 2017 - 19:33
India must resist a regulatory culture that is suspicious of foreign competitors and believes that success must be indigenous

Can regulation influence governance behaviour?

4. December 2017 - 19:31
Robustly equipped regulatory systems can influence and nudge companies towards better behaviour

End the welfare state for stock investors

4. December 2017 - 19:30
India exempts capital gains made in listed stocks, on which a short-term transaction tax has been paid, from tax if the stocks had been held for 12 months.

Maybe China can’t take over the world

4. December 2017 - 19:28
One of the major puzzles of corporate China is why firms have struggled to expand internationally